Sunday, February 16, 2014

Wedding Album

I wanted to share with you the album I did for our nephew and his new bride.  I have so much fun doing this project.  My plan was to just complete 20 pages, but once I started putting the pages together, the project grew.  I eventually ended up completed 44 pages and split the project into  two albums.  I made the first album all about the wedding ceremony and the second album was all about the reception. You can view their wedding album here.

I hope you enjoy browsing through Kyle and Kristana's wedding album.  Feel free to leave a comment or two to let me know you've been here.

Thanks for stopping by.
Till next time...

Happy Scrappin'!
Hugs,
Leanne

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Season Greetings from the Rubber Room

I can't believe its been over a year since I've posted anything on my blog. I deepest apologies for being so neglectful. I've spent the good part of the year working on our nephew's wedding album. It kinda got away from me and as not a such a new scrapper, but this being my first wedding, I wanted to include EVERYTHING in the album. The album ended up being split in two album, first one being the ceremony and all the preparations and the second album concentrated on the reception. Each of the albums has 22 pages in each. So instead of posting all the pages here, just copy and paste this in your browser (https://picasaweb.google.com/Scrappingamma/KyleAndKristanaEislerSWeddingAlbum#)and it will take you to see all the pages in the first album. Now, the second album is waiting to be shipped to Kristana and Kyle. I didn't want to mail it during this busy time of year. So, once we get past the holidays, and Kyle and Kristana receive their album...I'll post the second link. UPDATE (29 Jan 14) The second album for Kyle and Kristana was mailed out last Thursday. So, they should be receiving it within the next week. I am so excited for them to receive it and make their wedding complete. Let me tell you a bit of what I did for this album. I used CTMH's La Belle Vie paper pack in addition to using Vineyard Berry cardstock. Its been retired now. But I love how well it all went together. I made a lot of the flowers and used flowers from Prima Marketing and I am roses and flowers from my stash. I used alot of sketches from CTMH's "How To" books, searching on web, pinterest and using sketches from friends who have such a gift of constructing an easy to follow sketch, such as Susan Springfellow and Amarylis Doria. I love you guys and still in awe of your talent. I didn't want to leave today without sharing something with you. So, before we left to go to Kyle and Kristana's wedding, I had completed a few layouts. Unfortunately, there was no time to for posting. I am still very computer illiterate and have such a difficult time with blogger. But its a love hate relationship, and we'll get past this eventually. So, keeping with the season, I wanted to share these layouts with you of my twin grandson's Jaden and Benjamin. These photos were taken in 2007. (You can see how far behind I am in my scrapping) I've used CTMH's papers that have been retired a while. The wreath on the left side, I cut with my Wishblade and glued each one down. I love how the wreath came out!



I did a double page for each one of the twins' album.  I am just showing one set here.

Thanks so much for stopping in today.  Even though its the end of January, I don't think its too late to make a New Year resolution.  I am going to try (get that TRY) to post on a more regular basis and share with you the pages I have completed.  One thing I didn't do this year was to put an outlandish goal of completing so many pages each month.  They'll get done when they get done right?

So, until next time.
Happy New Year and Happy Scrappin'!!!
Hugs,
Leanne

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Happy New Year!

I can't believe we are 5 days into 2013.  Where has the time gone?  It seems like only yesterday...

Now doesn't that sound familiar?  How many times have you heard that?  Countless times for me.  But then again, I'm getting older.  That happens! So, let me tell you what's been going on here in the Rubber Room and my many adventures outside the Rubber Room. 

Since my last posting, DH and I attended a wedding of our nephew, Kyle.  We celebrated Halloween with the grandchildren.  We had a nice cozy Thanksgiving, just the two of us.  We had our family gather together to celebrate Christmas. And I brought in the New Year, scrapping here in the Rubber Room.

The wedding we went to was just so beautiful!  It was good to see DH's brother which we haven't seen since 2004.  It was his son who was getting married.  I just loved the colors of the wedding, which were gray, burgundy, black and white.  It was an outdoor wedding and the day was warm and the sun was shining!  All through the wedding, I kept thinking what fantastic scrapbook pages these would me.  I kept thinking of patterned papers, cardstock, embellishments, pages, etc.  Till I finally asked the bride, if I could do her wedding album.  She was thrilled and told me she would love for me to construct her album.  So, from that point, the wheels started turning and they haven't stopped.  That was in September. 

Once we returned from Denver, I knew what papers I wanted to use.  So, I gathered all my embellishments I could use for the pages and started making a list of what I needed besides the papers.  Then I went in search on the net for what I thought I would need. 

In October, Kristana (the bride) sent me a cd of all the wedding pictures she received from the photographer.  Now I was busy snapping pictures all during the wedding as well.  But so was our other nephew, Ben.  He sent out the pictures he took of the wedding.  And all the friends and family, who are on Facebook, posted all their pictures with Kyle and Kristana tagged, so I scarfed them up as well.  So, by the end of October, I had gathered over a 1,000 pictures.  Now the task of sorting all those pictures began.

You just have to love modern technology! If it was for the computer, I never would have been able to complete the task of going through these pictures.  I could have done it, but how long would that have taken?  So for six weeks, I sorted pictures, designed the album,  found sketches to use for the layouts, searched for poems and quotes to use.  I made up a small 6x6 album and for each page, I had for the wedding album. I made notes, ideas for the pages on inserted them in the smaller album.  I, also, spent time constructing paper flowers. 

The beginning of December, I started putting the album together.  Now, if you know anything about my pages, its not just patterned paper and pictures.  To me, its the tiniest bit of detail that makes a scrapbook page go from, "Oh that a nice page!" to a "Wowie" page.  I learned that from Stacy Julian, when I watched my first CTMH cd when I became a CTMH consultant, almost 11 years ago.

So, that is what I've been up to the past few months.  I bet you're asking, where are the pages?  We want to see some pages!  I am sorry my friends, but when Kristana was asked at the wedding, whether she wanted to see the pages as I completed them, or to wait and see the album completed.  She chose the latter.  But I do have something I can share with you....

I was in the middle of constructing this layout when we left for Denver and the wedding.  Its of our visit to the Eiffel Tower when DH and I went to Paris in 1993.  I've been working on this album for quite a while now, but this layout just makes it that much closer to being complete.

I used Close To My Heart's "La Belle Vie" papers along with their My Stickease.   I thought you might like to know, I am using these papers as well for Kyle's and Kristana's wedding album.



So now I've brought you up to date of my happenings for the past 4 months.  I do have more layouts to share in the days/weeks to come as I continue to work on Kyle's and Kristana's wedding album.  Since I started their wedding album on December 3, I have completed 10 pages.  So, in my estimation, I should have their album completed around the beginning of April.  I am working very diligently to get it completed sooner.  Keep your fingers crossed I get it done sooner.

So, I gotta get back to work.
Until next time....
Happy Scrappin'!!!

Hugs,
Leanne

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Our Little Twinkies

Its been a while since I posted any pictures of my twin grandsons, Jaden and Benjamin.  I realized this and thought to myself, wow...I could I have done this?  So this past month, I've been working on layouts of the twins.  I looked through their albums and realized that their second year album is almost complete.  Just a couple (exaggeration!!)  more double page layouts and that album will be complete.  

So, going through the digital photo files I have on the computer, I found these photos of the twins.  The photos were taken by a friend of Kevin's.  She loved calling the twins, "twinkies!"  So I thought it was kinda appropriate to use it as my title.

This first set of layouts are of Jaden.  He's the oldest of the two, by about 5 minutes.  He kept finding Kevin's cell phone and kept saying, "Here Daddy!"  


 This next set of layouts are of Benny.  The only thing he was interested in it seems was his snack.  He was my little mischief maker. 

So, as you can tell, the layouts are the same.  The photos are the same.  The only thing I did differently is the arrangement of the photos.  


This is what I did and products I used to complete this project.  My inspiration came from the plaid pattern paper by Laura Ashley.  I love plaids and I love the crispness of this plaid.  I purchased this paper back in 2005.  I've been waiting to find the perfect layout to use and this was the perfect project. I was afraid I wouldn't have any complimentary colors to go with the pattern paper. But to my surprise, CTMH's Spring Iris (retired) cardstock matched perfectly along with CTMH's Topiary and Sunkiss Yellow (retired). The sketch I used for this project came from Allison Davis' Sketch Support blog, #13 double page layout. The banner I cut out using my Wishblade and then used some embroidery floss to tie the banner together. The flowers came from my stash and I used Martha Stewart's butterfly punch.

I hope that my sharing has given you some inspiration. Thanks for joining me here in my Rubber Room!  I'm so glad you popped it!  And I hope you continue to enjoy your Labor Day weekend. Stay safe!

I'll meet you back here soon, with more layouts to share.
Happy Scrappin'!!!
Hugs,
Leanne




Friday, August 31, 2012

Kickin' Up Dirt

Good Morning!!!  Once again I have neglected my duties as a blogger.  I do so apologize, but I can't say it won't happen again, but I'll try to do better.  Today is Friday, August 31, 2012.  It seems our summer of 2012 is winding down and the children are heading back to school.  Here in California City, the children started back a couple of weeks ago.  Our lazy days of summer are coming to an end as we head into the Fall/Autumn season.  Hopefully, the temperatures will start dropping soon, but with the temps dropping, the winds will be picking up.  So, either way, high or low temps, Santa Anas coming in...I'll be safe and secure right here in my Rubber Room.

Its been a busy month here.  I went to crop a few weeks ago. In planning on what to work on at the crop, I planned out several different projects to take with me.  I gathered up my papers, and sketches.  I chose the stamps I thought I might use.  I printed out the pictures for those layouts.  Now I knew I wouldn't get all these projects completed, but it gave me a wonderful head start for the month ahead.  I didn't realize till later, how much faster I can scrap when I am so organized.  I thought I was doing a pretty good job before...but this one little organizational tip, helped me accomplish so much more than I ever expected. 

So, let me share with you some of those layouts.  This first layout is of our grandson, Matthew.  He's about 18 months old and my husband, Dave thought it might be fun for Matty to go for a ride on the ATV.  Matty sat in the comfort of his Poppi's arms and helped drive the ATV around the backyard. He wasn't too sure if he liked riding this thing.  So, he found comfort with his thumb.


I've been wanting to do this layout for a while.  Thanks to the crop I went to...to help me accomplish this.  A big big thank you goes out to Amy Hurtado for organizing the crop and another huge, gigantic thank you to Amy again for sharing so much with all of us.  Thank you Amy!  I am looking forward to the next crop.

So, about this layout. I used one of Susan Stringfellow's sketches. I've had these papers forever.  I believe they are from Bo Bunny, but don't quote me on that.  The blue cardstock at the top of the layout is CTMH's Sky.   I cut the clouds out with my Wishblade and pop them up with some pop dots. The tire tracks on the right side I also cut those out with my Wishblade and the ATV in the lower right corner is from "NotSoCute Stickers."  The letters in the title are from DCWV's Nana's Kids.  I just used some brown acrylic paint and painted them to blend better with my layout. In Susan's sketch, she had a big circle on the left side.  Now normally I would cut out a circle and maybe even scallop the edges, but because this was such an outdoorsy type layout and what's the coolest thing about ATVs?  Of course, its the tires.  So, I blew up a sticker of a tire and used that on the left side.  I love how it turned out!

So, that completes another layout for Matthew's second year album.  I believe I have one more double page layout to do to complete his second album. 


Thanks for joining me here in my Rubber Room!  I'm so glad you're here!  And I hope your Labor Day weekend is absolutely wonderful!
I'll meet you back here soon, with more layouts to share.
Happy Scrappin'!!!
Hugs,
Leanne

Monday, August 6, 2012

Locks of Love

Good Morning and welcome back.  I hope you had an enjoyable weekend!  I was able to spend some quality time here in the Rubber Room and completed a couple of projects.  

Our new Fall/Winter 2012 Idea Book/catalog has gone live.  So many new and exciting things are happening. The Idea Book has 148 pages of artwork and products.. There is something for everyone  I am so excited, I can't wait to try all the new products being introduced.  If you would like, you can order from my website.

So, every month I have a workshop.  Each month I feature one of the new Workshops On The Go. (WOTG)  This month's kit is Clementine.  Check out page 29 from the link above to see what is included in the kit. With the WOTG kits, there is an instructional guide.  It gives you step by step instructions on how to complete two unique beautiful pages.  I always like to take the kit and step it up a notch.


All of the products used for these 2 pages are from Close To My Heart.  I also pulled some things from my stash to use on these pages.  I use various tools to cut some of my embellishments. For instance, I used my Spellbinders scalloped circle dies to create the scalloped border.  I also used Martha Stewart's butterfly punch for the butterflies.  The heart lockets I cut on my Wishblade, then ran it through my Sizzix Big Shot with my Cuttlebug embossing folder. The flowers at the bottom of the pages, I cut using my QuicKuts die and used the Cuddlebug "Swiss Dots" embossing folder.

The photos are of my granddaughter, Deborah.  Her hair was half way down her back and she decided she was tired of having it so long.  So, she decided she wanted to donate her hair to "Locks of Love."  I knew Deborah was growing up to be a beauty, but when she cut her hair, I truly realized how beautiful she actually was.  My baby girl is growing up.



Thanks for joining me here in my Rubber Room!  I'm so glad you're here!  And I hope your week ahead is absolutely wonderful!
 
I'll meet you back here soon.
Happy Scrappin'!!!

Hugs,
Leanne

Monday, July 30, 2012

Whoops A Daisy

Happy Monday Morning!

I hope you all had a terrific weekend! The weekend here went by so fast! I spent the day at the commissary on Saturday.  Thank goodness, the store wasn't crowded. The meat department has a little television and the butcher let Matthew pick what movie to put in the VCR. Matty selected "All Dogs Go To Heaven."  So, he spent the whole time watching television as Kelli and I shopped.  Then once we got home, I had the lovely chore of putting all those groceries away.  Luckily enough, I had Kelli here to lend a helping hand.

My Sunday wasn't as eventful as Saturday.  I did manage to work on a layout though.  Its not completed though, but that's ok.   I'll keep plugging along and it'll be done before you know it.

The layout I would like to share with you today I completed the beginning of the month.  I've had it planned for a while, I just never put it together.  But when I noticed I was so close to completing Deborah's second year album, I just on this project to get it completed.

I used Close To My Heart's "Whoops A Daisy" paper pack (retired), along with Hydrangea and Bubblegum (both retired) cardstock and ink pads.  I cut some of the flowers on my Wishblade, but the other are from CTMH, or Prima.  The crystal flourishes are from "Say it with Crystals." The crystal buttons are from CTMH and I used Martha Stewart's butterfly punch for some the butterflies. And the color crystals in the center of the flowers are from CTMH. 
Thanks for joining me here in my Rubber Room!  I'm so glad you're here!  And I hope your week ahead is absolutely wonderful!




I'll meet you back here once again, tomorrow!
Happy Scrappin'
 
 
Hugs, 
Leanne




Sunday, July 29, 2012

This look like a job for SUPER KID!!!

Happy Sunday to all you!

The artwork I would like to share with you today is of my grandson, Matthew.  He wanted to be Batman this past Halloween.  We tried to make other suggestions for him to chose from but he was very insistent about wanting to be Batman.  So, we got him a Batman costume and he was as happy as any little boy could be.  

When Close To My Heart introduced the new Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book back in February, I knew I would use Matthew's Halloween pictures.  So, this the project we did this month (July) for my monthly workshop.







So, the products I used came with the Workshop On The Go kit.  The kit consisted of Superhero paper pack, Superhero Workshop Stamp Set, Comic Badge Buttons,  Dimensional Stars, Superhero Complements Rub-ons, and some red, off white and navy blue brads.

I used a sketch from Sketch Savvy for my layout.  Susan Stringfellow does an absolutely terrific job coming up with so many creative sketches.  And they fit my style of scrapbooking perfectly. Check out her blog and tell her, Leanne sent you!


Thanks for joining me here in my Rubber Room!  I'm so glad you're here!  And I hope you're  having the best weekend EVER!

I'll meet you back here once again, tomorrow!
Happy Scrappin'
Hugs, 
Leanne

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Stepping Out

Good Morning Friends and Fellow Scrappers!

This must be a record, three days of posts in a row!  Like I said in an earlier post, I have a lot to share.  I also said I was planning on spending the weekend here in the Rubber Room creating.  Once again, life has interrupted that plan. I am about to head off to the commissary.  Its a necessary chore, and of course we can't live without it! LOL

What I would like to share with you today is a 2 page layout I did completely from my stash.  I probably have enough paper and embellishments to last me a LONG time.  Other than purchasing the Workshop On The Go each month, it's been a while I purchased anything new.  I keep telling myself, you need to use up what you have. 



I love these photos of my grandson, Matthew, taking his first steps.  He had been trying for so long to take those first steps, and I am so glad to be there with a camera when he did.  

As I said earlier, every thing on this layout came from my stash. The green gingham I've had forever.  It from CTMH B&T papers and had been retired for quite some time now.  But you can never go wrong with gingham on a baby's page. The big scallop circle is from LYB's "Baby Safari" along with the multi colored polka cots paper.  I cut the baby shoes out with my Wishblade, in addition to the scalloped trim along the top of bottom and the title.  I even hand stitched on the layout to tie everything together using embroidery floss.  The flowers and buttons also came from my stash.  I believe the buttons are CTMH and the flowers I purchased in bulk off of ebay. A big thank you goes out once again to my friend, Susan Stringfellow for another terrific sketch.  Check out her blog here.  I used Sketch #6 for this layout.

Thanks for joining me here in my Rubber Room!  I'm so glad you're here!  And I hope you have the best weekend EVER!

I'll meet you back here once again, tomorrow!
Happy Scrappin'
 
 
Hugs, 
Leanne




Friday, July 27, 2012

Playing Dress Up

Hi again!
TGIF!!!  I am sure a lot of you are saying that! With the upcoming weekend almost here, that means, I get to spend a bit more time in the Rubber Room.  I've got some projects to work on and I am so excited to get to it!  'Cause coming Monday morning, I'll still be in the Rubber Room, but I'll be cleaning instead.  

The layout I want to share with you today, is of Deborah, just 3 months shy of her 3rd birthday.  She loved to play dress up. It didn't matter what the article of clothing...she would wear it.  She loved in particular this one jacket of her Poppi's.  I am unsure what attracted her to it, but she loved none the less.  

I use Sketch #13 from Susan Stringfellow's blog, Sketch Savvy.  The papers are Close To My Heart's "Adorable." (retired). I used Martha Stewart's Punch Around the Page, along with my Spellbinder's dies to make the scalloped circles.  The buttons along with the pearls in the center are from CTMH.  The white flowers and butterflies are also from CTMH. The pink and brown flowers are from Prima Marketing.

Thanks for joining me here in my Rubber Room!  I'm so glad you're here!  And I hope you have the best weekend EVER!

I'll meet you back here once again, tomorrow!
Happy Scrappin'

Hugs,
Leanne